Top 5 shows of the weekend

SunkilmoonJesu

As the great moral philosopher Blain said, “I ain’t got time to bleed”, and so we’re skipping pleasantries today to get right down to it, you have a weekend to enjoy, so here are my recommendations.

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Watch Edward Scissorhands adapt to life in Williamsburg

edHave you ever wondered what Edward Scissorhands has been up to for the last 25 years? It turns out he lives in Williamsburg and even [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

Julia holter

As enjoyable as CMJ is (see our review), being back on a more regular routine is highly comforting. Although as apartment heaters begin creaking back to life, the change of seasons seems to be taking it’s toll on immune systems though, so be careful out there and drink your fair share of hot toddies or scotch to kill all those bugs.

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15 bands to watch at CMJ 2015

cmj2015Though sometimes buried in an avalanche of free pizza, promo beer, and press releases, CMJ Music Marathon’s guiding principal has always been the discovery of new music. In that spirit, we decided to kick off coverage of the mega-fest’s 35th year with a countdown of 15 must-see bands you may have not heard, but need to. So even if your fav Tinder hook up’s lo-fi power pop thing didn’t make the list—sorry, we have 75 venues and 1,000 bands to keep track of here—sit down and give it a skim. Who knows, you might even find something worth seeing. [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

BookOfSoulsWelcome to fall release season, everyone. Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, we went and turned this roving carnival into a full-blown asylum. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

Pissgrave-Suicide-Euphoria-01Alright everyone, settle in and savor this one, because not only is there a Costco-sized of new sonic insanity on tap, but it’s also the last you’re going to get for a fortnight on account of my upcoming “summer vacation” (if you want call a long weekend in Cooperstown such a thing). Apologies in advance and, as always, take your time perusing the wares.

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Are Sleater-Kinney about to play Market Hotel and Music Hall of Williamsburg?

sleaterkinneyIt sure looks like it. Sleater-Kinney have been posting pictures of venues to their Facebook page today, including the above photo of famed DIY venue Market Hotel (!!). It first came to my attention when I saw several people associated with the venue sharing the image on the aforementioned social media platform, which could mean nothing but also WINK WINK HINT HINT COUGH COUGH.

Brooklyn Vegan also noted that they posted a photo of a fence and brick wall, which appears to be of Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Stay tuned…

Two They Might Be Giants shows for the family – Music Hall of Williamsburg in June

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Fun for all the family, They Might Be Giants play two matinee shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 28th of June, the first set (info) is at 12:30pm and the second (info) follows at 3:30pm.

The event description sums up what will happen perfectly:

Like unicorns, a They Might Be Giants kids show is a magical and very rare thing. Designed to not freak out even the smallest kids—with low volume, a bit of house lights to keep everyone safe from the dark, and stroller parking—this show is designed to be all fun and no stress. Of course it includes all the special effects that will be remembered forever. Sets run just under an hour. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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